“The Mousehole-cat” By Antonia Barber
“Lovely Village Bazaar”
First of all we listened to the men in our travel group :) then we asked them to visit this place :) It is amazing shopping place. You can find everything… what you are looking for or what you never think that to find… It was amazing moments for us, for women… But I took pictures instead of shopping :)
In the bus we saw this place… and all women wanted to stop the bus. But no, first of all we should go to the fishing port… :)
The olive shop… It was closed but soon the owner of this shop came from his olive garden with full of black olive…
I thought that it was real and wondered why didn’t move…. then I noticed it was a plastic bird… :) now I am looking for this plastic birds in Istanbul :)
“Entrance of The Village, Trilye”
The village doesn’t change so much… Especially about buildings and streets… Actually this is good. All houses are historical and they only need to be renovated, And we noticed some of them have been. But some houses were still in their poor image. Anyway, here is the start of our tour in the village,
Now we are going to visit one of famous villages in this area, named “Tirilye”
Tirilye or Trilye (Triglia) is a town in Bursa Province, Mudanya, Turkey. It is a township along the Marmara Sea shoreline. The area, which was inhabited since the 5th century BC, was formerly known as Trigleia in Greek. The most important historical structure in Trilye(Triglia) is that of the Byzantine Haghioi Theodoroi Church, known today as the Fatih Mosque. Mudanya, a residential and commercial development in this township is under state protection as a historical site.
The area has been host to various civilizations since antiquity. Tirilye is the original village. Although the name of the village has been officially changed to Zeytinbağı (Olive Orchard), that name is rarely, if ever, used in daily life, and the name Trilye is used instead.
There are several legends about the origins of the name. One is that the area was famous for red mullet and red gurnard and that those fish were the main course of the Byzantine emperors’ tables. “Trigleia” (Triglia lucerna) is a word in Greek for such fish.
Another one is about three priests who were exiled to Trilye by the Iznik (Nicea) Council. Tri means three and ilya means priest… Another legend is these three priest established this village, they were, Aya Yanni, Aya Yorgi and Aya Sorti. They escaped from the city and came to this coast. And they gave this name for their memoriam.
The last one is trilye means wind in the latin language… There is a lovely wind in here… especially during summer.
So in this historical village we are walking and we try to explore the village again…
We are passing through the town, Mudanya, the road will take us along the sea side to the Trilye…
All area is full of with olive trees… Please remember, I take all these photographs in the bus… :) And I am sitting infront, next to the driver… :)
see you in Trilye, in next post :)
It was a sunny day today, but cold too. We crossed the European side by our car. Because I have a dentist appointment. Yesssssssssss! But do you know, I love my dentist, she is amazing one, never makes me sad… And I always smile there… yes, she is like an angel. She is doing great job. Especially if we are talking about a patient who is such a person like me, afraid and doesn’t trust anything / anyone… God Bless her.
My love took some of photographs and some others my fairy ladies in the clinic :)
Welcome Nia :)
We are ready for you, are you?
Is this me ?
It is going to finish, one more too!!!!